A new commercial high-speed helicopter will be developed in Russia by 2020. «The helicopter was designated Helicopter-2020», - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Yuri Slusar, said during a conference, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports.
According to Slusar, the new helicopter will be certified by 2020 and then its serial production will be launched.
At the same time, Yuri Slusar added that the market analysis shows that speed performance is not of great importance for commercial customers. «First of all they are interested in the vehicle’s operating performance» - Slusar said. The Deputy Minister also noted that the helicopter will be developed “in accordance with the customer requirements and market demand”.